Oscar and the Very Hungry Dragon
It was time to feed the dragon a princess. But since no princess was available, the next best thing was to give him a child. All the children wrote their names on pieces of paper and put them in a hat. Then a name was pulled from the hat: Oscar! Oscar’s mom wept bitterly—what mother wouldn’t? But she should have known Oscar was far too clever to get eaten by an old dragon!
Packed with wit that never descends into camp and illustrated with verve and style in ink-and-watercolor cartoons, Krause's substantial, self-translated fractured fairy tale delights on every level.
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
The book’s size and style would make it ideal for a story time...
New York Journal of Books
The illustrations, drawn in a lighthearted cartoon style, have a cinematic quality.
School Library Journal
It's a neat amalgam of fairy tale elements with a little Top Chef thrown in.